Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Our Idiot Brother

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Our Idiot Brother – Opening August 26, 2011

A friend mentioned her anticipation of this film to me over the weekend, inspiring me to search out the trailer. I’ve chosen to include the second trailer for the film rather than the first since, though the first did make the film look good, the second seems to paint a fuller picture of the film, especially when it comes to the roles of the women in the cast. Paul Rudd is usually the straight man in this kind of movie, and a few scenes of him as a stoned surfer in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” indicated that the could rise to the challenge when tasked with carrying the broader material himself. What hooked me was his sedate nature when asked by a uniformed police officer for drugs (in the first trailer), a general easygoing attitude that seems motivated by stupidity but not defined by it. This looks like the kind of film that could be dumb throughout and somehow simultaneously heartwarming, and that sounds quite enjoyable to me. I like the diverse casting of the sisters, who will be played by Emily Mortimer, Zooey Deschanel, and Elizabeth Banks, who have all proven quite talented in previous projects and should be fun to see as members of one big dysfunctional family unit. I’m particularly excited by Rashida Jones’ part, which looks to be considerably more enthusiastic than the type of character she usually portrays. It’s always good to see both Steve Coogan and Adam Scott as well. The cross-pollination between the tomato and onion sounds absolutely hilarious, and this looks like a real blast.

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